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“A Lovely Birthday Dinner”
Review of The King's Head

The King's Head
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Laxfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 November 2013

It was some eight years since we had dinner at the Kings Head. Now under interesting new management, we enjoyed Haloumi wrapped in Parma ham lightly grilled on a bed of leaves and pigeon breast wrapped in streaky bacon again as a warm salad. Both had wonderful bold flavours. To follow, Mrs Mac was served a generous bowl of smoked haddock chowder with a wedge of granary bread, while I had a succulent and tender Barnsley chop served on a bed of mashed potato accompanied by a wonderful red wine reduction sauce with a bowl of slightly crunchy vegetables.
We also enjoyed Adnams old ale, Campari and some of Adnams excellent casa Rivas range of Chilean wines. All was cheerfully served by Kate whose family have lived in and around Laxfield since the 1500s. Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner.

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Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I had been told about this pub by friends who knew it well.. One of the last few pubs in Uk without a bar, just the tap room where they serve you beer straight from barrels.. We went for food one wet, cold October evening. I loved the atmosphere as soon as you walk in it has SO much character, roaring fires, lovely low ceilings and the aforementioned tap room is great to see with an array of real ales.. The welcome we received was wonderful, nothing was too much trouble, to the point we all noticed how good the service was and all agreed you don't often get such a friendly welcome these days.. This is how service should be, the staff were genuinely interested in ensuring our evening went smoothly..

We ordered steaks and they came served on wooden platters with the most delicious rosemary roasted potatoes served in a half pint glass - a nice touch. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The table next to ours had pies which were all home made and looked scrumptious.. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this pub for the atmosphere and the food, we had a great evening and for a Wednesday evening the place was packed, this clearly is a well known hidden gem.

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1  Thank mrsyoga
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Some friends, my partner and I had Sunday roast at the King's Head on Sunday last. £9.95 represents great value and the dinner was delicious. Yorkshire puddings the size of car bonnets and the beef cooked perfectly. A huge plate of seasonal vegetables accompanies the meal.

Staff were attentive without being obsequious; and who doesn't like an Olde Worlde country pub on a Sunday afternoon?

My only word of warning: the ceilings are low. And the doors even lower. If you're above 5'10" be careful: my partner smashed his head into one of the door-frames on the way out.

Thank CLHScott
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We were staying in Laxfield and visited several times. The pub is in a really old pub, over-looking the churchyard, across a stream. There are seats outside at the front where you can sit with a drink and watch the world pass by. Inside, it is old and dark with lots of snugs. We chose to eat in the large garden at the back, as it was great weather. Order drinks straight from the tap room - big choice of Adnams beers and local ciders. Young staff were friendly and helpful and brought the food out. The food was a good range of pub staples, well cooked. It seemed pretty busy at the weekends, so booking is necessary unless you sit in the garden.

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Thank TheNoseyBears
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

If you're interested in quintessential England pubs then look no further than the Kings Head, Laxfield in Suffolk. It's is me of the finest examples of a traditional country pub and when visiting the east coast should not be missed. If someone from the 1800s returned from the dead and came here they would think nothing's changed and i suspect it hasn't. One of Jays and my Interests is finding hidden places on our travels (especially pubs). We have found some wonderful places all over the UK but this is the best one so far. It has many rooms rooms and there's no bar, you go into the cellar at the rear to get your drinks or if you wish you may be Served by one of the waiting staff. Although we did not eat last night we're going back later this week to sample the food. The beers are mainly Adnams which is a excellent and one of the few remaining breweries producing old english ales it was in excellent condition and you get a full pint, the prices a also very reasonable. DWe're on holiday for the week staying in Reydon which is a small village just outside Southwold so look for more reviews as we travel around this beautiful party of the country

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Thank DeeJaystours
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